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Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage

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  •  Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage
    Title: Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage
    Author: BANKS JOSEPH
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 17/10/2017
    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    Price: $99.99
    Publishing status: Active

    Joseph Banks accompanied James Cook on his first voyage around the world between 1768 and 1771. A gifted and wealthy young naturalist, Banks collected exotic flora from Madeira, Brazil, Tierra del Fuego, the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia and Java, bringing over 1300 species hitherto unknown to science home to England. On his return, he commissioned over 700 colour engravings as a scientific record. Known collectively as Banks’ Florilegium, they are some of the most precise and exquisite examples of botanical illustration ever made – yet they were never published in Banks’ lifetime. Now published for the first time in full colour, these extraordinary botanical prints are not only a great scientific record, but also a major achievement of collaborative Enlightenment art.

    ISBN: 9780500519363
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